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Mark Levin Warned About Democrat Redistricting Since January
"Here it is This is from January 4th Of this year So this is from ten months ago Well before the election when the Republicans at the RNC when the Republicans in the state had plenty of time to prepare for this cut 6 go Now ladies and gentlemen there's something here I want to get to You know my wife Julie says people are getting too cocky about this 2022 election They keep saying Republicans are going to win They're going to win big Rather than saying she points out that we're going to win and win big We have to make sure we win and win big And it starts it starts with the rugby match And the rugby match is redistricting And our Friends over at just the news John Solomon listen to this headline Redistricting has so far given Democrats 6 seats ahead of the 2022 midterm election 6 seats Now follow me on this Because you're here for a reason The Voting Rights Act of 1965 And the civil rights division of the department of injustice led by meritless Garland His radical Marxist kook racist bigot who's the assistant attorney general heading the civil rights division And I don't use that phrase lightly I use it when it's true like with joy Reid but nonetheless She's in charge They've already challenged Texas They want to steal one or two seats out of Texas saying that Texas drew lines that are harmful to minorities What they really mean are not minorities but the Democrats And they are poised to challenge other states in half Because they're there not to ensure that the 1965 Civil Rights Act is actually enforced Properly and in good faith But to use it to create more Democrat districts
"rugby" Discussed on 60 Minutes
"Am. Then came a major plot point. At age 12, playing on those pocked fields, he was spotted by a coach. And offered a scholarship to the elite mostly white gray junior school, just 15 miles away. And just the building. You know what? We're looking at it. I mean, everything I need is compared to our immune system. He says that for the very first time he was given socks. A toothbrush, three meals a day, and his own bed. That must have been such a culture shock to you. Yeah, it was. But the toughest thing was when I had to go home and weekend, I'll go back and sleep on the floor. And I told myself right there, I'm not letting this go. I will this, I will not fail. He added a care pace of muscle, trained hard, and by the time he graduated from school, was drafted to play professional rugby. Rachel Smith, a fan of the sport, when she was 21. Sia was young and he was trying to figure out a lot. I think in his life. I've made a lot of rugby players before and I know. What are they like? Everything that you read, I'm assuming it's true. Still, they started dating. And soon the country's racial divisions were laid bare. He was accused of selling out. She of, quote, contaminating her white bloodline. They married and have two children. They also adopted two of Sia's younger half siblings. But khaleesi admits he wasn't immune to the trappings of celebrity. My head could be good time to spend the money by in sports cars, drinking every weekend spending their money with friends, you know, and just getting involved in things that I would never be proud of. But I want to be better and I want to learn. I'm going to therapy and I get to talk to someone, you know. Can I stop you? You just very casually mentioned therapy. That is not something a lot of 31 year old men, much less professional athletes. Just drop into conversation. Because it helps me heal, it helps them repair that. You seek maybe mentally emotionally. Therapy is your medication. I want to be the generation of black men that are there for their children, you know, that are telling the women that they love them. Not only by words, but action to in 2018, with the spring box mired in one of its worst ever stretches, new coaches were appointed and khaleesi named captain. Before I mean, he told me he'd be named as captain, and I was just like, what? What? What? And eventually, I couldn't speak. So I landed up hanging up on him. And you were rugby fan. You grasped the significance of this. I mean, it was unbelievable, you know, it just to see so many South Africans feel like they were finally being represented in this team. Their team beginning to resemble the diversity of the country, the spring box unexpectedly made the 2019 World Cup final held in Yokohama, Japan. The night before, the captain and wife discussed not the next day's big match, but what would a company victory? We all want this big moment. It can be just a big moment, but it all you can use it for so much more. How can we use this opportunity not just to help us, but to help others around us in our country. Biggest game of your career right before the game and you're thinking about what you're going to do to enrich South Africa. This is what I'm here. That's my purpose. In 2019. The spring box one that World Cup resoundingly. You said that victory in Yokohama and in 2019 meant more to South Africa than yours. Why? We had a black, woke up winning captain. In South Africa and the townships across the land, everybody again was proud. They were world champions, and that is what sport does. Nothing else can do that. Fulfilling their promise to use the moment, Rachel and Sia started the khaleesi foundation. We accompanied them on a visit to a shanty town outside Cape Town. This feeding program provides healthy meals for thousands of kids a day. Police he says the abuse his mother faced has always haunted him. The scourge of gender based violence is one of the pillars of the foundation's work. They hand out what they call power to you packs, a whistle, pepper spray, and emergency contacts. We actually give it to young boys to give to women in their communities to tell them what it's about. It's intentional. You're not just going to give these out to the girls and the women. You're going to give these to the boys as well. Yeah, absolutely. For all khaleesi social ambitions, his sights are fixed firmly on defending the rugby World Cup next year. Today, affection for him and the team remains at fever pitch. Remember that game we attended against Wales this past summer, see a khaleesi try, his touchdown, held up as the decisive score, as South Africa won the series. The players were exuberant. It's not a little bruised, and took a much deserved victory lap. As for the fans, in suburbs, in townships, and in the stadium, they celebrated wildly. For those few hours on the pitch, the country's troubles and divisions faded. As is often the case with rugby in South Africa, it was much more than a game. The young and the restless has been the number one daytime drama for 35 consecutive years. Now in its 50th season, fans can enjoy their favorite soap and podcast form. Why in our revolves around the lives and loves of the residents in Genoa city. This Midwestern metropolis is filled with generations of a wide variety of characters. Every week here, all the rivalries, romances, hopes and fears from the Emmy Award winning series delivered directly to your ears, watch the young and the restless weekdays on CBS, streaming on P plus and listen wherever you get your podcasts. Hurricane Ian exploded into southwest Florida Wednesday, carving a trail of death and devastation across the state before slamming the Carolinas this weekend. Ian's 150 mile an hour winds and 12 foot storm surge flattened parts of Fort Myers and the surrounding area. It'll be days before authorities know the cost in lives and property. Florida insurance claims could be close to $50 billion. Fueled by water temperatures 2° above average in the Gulf of Mexico, Ian became what the national hurricane center calls a rapidly intensifying storm. Hurricanes are not more frequent today, but frequently more severe and the hurricane season is far from over. I'm Lesley Stahl, we'll be back next week with another edition of 60 minutes. This week on America change forever, one of the authors of the book, the breach, the untold story of the investigation into January 6th. Just when you think you've heard it all, there is more. In these Meadows texts where people at the highest levels of our government were, you know, sharing absolutely insane, violent, fanatical conspiracy theories from the most questionable sources. 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"rugby" Discussed on 60 Minutes
"You'd be hard pressed to find a sport where the captain matters more than it does in rugby. In these fierce pitched matches, leadership is as critical as raw talent. What, after all, is a scrum, but a literal exercise in team bonding. Captaincy is more important still when your rugby team represents an entire country. So when see a khaleesi was named captain of the South African national team, the first black player to hold that honor, it may as well have marked a political appointment. And khaleesi has responded with a singular approach, reconsidering a macho sport and recognizing how valuable rugby can be, helping bind a country still riven by crime, corruption, and inequality. You might think of rugby players as human bumper cars, running forward, passing backward in obliterating everything in the way. This sport combines the collisions of football minus paths with the fluid continuity of basketball or hockey. It is, as the saying goes, the game for hooligans, played by gentlemen. That's what happens here. Controlled violence. That's rugby. And it's legal violence. Yeah, and it's legal, so we smash each other in the field, then it's done after that. See a khaleesi is the first black player to be named captain of South Africa's national team. The spring box in international rugby powerhouse and national institution, associated for more than a century with white African or rule and power. Today, in post apartheid South Africa, khaleesi is keenly aware of the challenges of transforming the team. Where we are human beings before our sportsman, you know, and the more we talk to another, the more understand each other, the more we get to know each other. And then when we trust each other and open up to each other, the more you get that deeper sense of connection with the teammate. You're saying, if I know your motivation to find your story, when we're covered in mud and we're at the end of a game. 'cause I don't want to let you down. You know, when I'm standing there and I'm tired, I don't give up because I know that you want to help me. And you know what I'm fighting for too. We wanted to see this all for ourselves, but with khaleesi preoccupied with playing. We leaned on his friend and recently retired springbok teammate. AKA the beast, accompanied us to an international match in Cape Town this past summer. He was our rugby guide as South Africa played whales. They haven't forgotten. Lesson one. Making your way to your seat with a rugby legend yields its own version of a scrum. Lesson two. Rugby demands a combination of speed, power, durability, and poise. And of course, bone rattling hits. This is going to be so tomorrow. It's going to feel in the morning. Exactly. Another scrub. Man. I can only imagine what goes on in the bottom of pile there. He's a dog. Captain khaleesi featured prominently. And now khaleesi in the sun. Making runs, driving forward. That was a good position. In the second half of that game, khaleesi scored a try. And it is rugby's equivalent of a touchdown. A black captain scoring in a stadium filled with South Africans of all colors. How things have changed. You grew up during apartheid, what role did rugby play in African or society? Massive. It was our Holy Grail, it was our opium. When former springbok captain Francois pienaar played, black South Africans often cheered the opposing team. But when Nelson Mandela became president in 1994, in an effort to unite the country, he threw his support in moral force behind the spring box when they hosted the 1995 rugby World Cup. In a country where whites make up just 13% of the population, there was only one black player on the team. The spring box won the final match, beating their rivals New Zealand. There it is. The triumph was turned into the movie invictus. Mandela, played by Morgan Freeman, pienaar by Matt Damon. This idea of using sport to repair a society. I don't think it's an idea. I don't think it's a tool. It just does that. It just is. It's not something let's let you sport and we're going to unite people. It doesn't happen that way. Then it's false. It's contrived. It's made up. Sports not made up. Unscripted unscripted un choreographed guts guts, guts, you know, and then it just comes together and everybody's there. Everybody's a shareholder. When a nation's team runs out. Everybody's a shareholder in that team. Everybody. See a khaleesi was just four when South Africa won that 1995 World Cup. He grew up in the windswept streets of zwide, a racially segregated area, a so called township outside the Indian Ocean city of port Elizabeth. And this was my street I used to walk to the school. Born to young unmarried parents. He says he was lovingly raised by his grandmother. Money and food were scarce. Sometimes all he had before bed was a glass of water mixed with sugar. Welcome. He and his grandmother lived in this home with cousins, uncles, and ants. Sia says he slept on the floor, where rats ran over him. The only water source for the whole house. This is where you got your water right here. Right here. And then this is the toilet. And it's working now, but didn't work when I lived there. Some of this earliest memories, his mother bruised and missing teeth at the hands of men. Both she and sea as grandmother died before he graduated from high school. But he says it wasn't an unhappy childhood. He may do with whatever he could. I didn't have toys. But I had to have fun. I had to enjoy myself. What did I do? I found a brick that was my car. I loved that brick with everything that I brick was your car. Yeah. Just to wash it, I would pocket, wake up in the morning, this is all that I had. Around the same time, he came to this field, littered with stones and thorns, and picked up his first rugby ball. It was a refuge from the violence, drugs, and chaos beyond the stadium walls. This place itself, if it was in the round, if there wasn't a team, if there was in sport and the community support, I don't know where I would have ended up. I was really happy I enjoyed myself and it inspired me. And it taught me
Why MAGA Must Embrace Machiavelli In Order to WIN
"Machiavelli wrote, it is much safer to be feared than loved because love is preserved by the link of obligation which, owing to the baseness of men, is broken at every opportunity for their advantage. But fear preserves you by a dread of punishment, which never fails. What we're about to talk about here is an uncomfortable truth for many conservatives. It's something that many people do not like to say out loud, which is only one side is playing ball right now. We're playing ping Pong and the left is playing rugby. They're playing for keeps. We're playing checkers, they're playing chess. Last night, there was an announcement from Washington Post that they are going to indict Steve Bannon for the very same charges that he was pardoned for a couple of years ago. So they raid James O'Keefe's apartment, they raid Rudy Giuliani's apartment. They go after a diary. Why is that the FBI's business? They raid Mar-a-Lago. They indict Peter Navarro. They've indicted and convicted Steve Bannon for different charges. They go after Roger Stone, they go after Michael Flynn. They go after dinesh d'souza, when are we going to wake up and realize that only one side is using political power in this country? This will not change with outrage. It won't. It won't change with op eds and us saying we need to reform the FBI. We need to have a discussion about this. This only changes when the left starts to fear that they will be in handcuffs for their crimes. Let me be very clear. I don't think we should do what the Democrats are doing where they say show me the man. I'll show you the crime. This is how they do it. This is how corrupt these people are because all they care about is power. Their Bible is the prince by Machiavelli. It is their gospel. It is their north star.
Daily Mail: Nancy Pelosi's Son Is Embroiled in Sixth FBI Probe
"Nancy Pelosi's son daily mail exclusive embroiled in his 6th FBI probe This time in San Francisco official who was allegedly bribed to remove permit violations against squalid flop house the pit owned by his ex-girlfriend Whoo A lot in that sense Paul Pelosi junior not to be confused with a stupid big dad Paul Pelosi junior is involved in an FBI investigation into San Francisco officials who are allegedly bribed to remove violations at his ex-girlfriend's property But you know what these hunter Pelosi know how to pick them don't they City permit expediter Rod what do you got santas A former president of the San Francisco building inspection commission was indicted for fraud in November Santos has accused of having his clients donate thousands of dollars to building inspector Bernie kerens rugby club in exchange for city permits Pelosi seems to match the description of client number 9 Who wrote the Golden Gate youth rugby association of $1500 check according to prosecutor's documents the money was meant to encourage current to remove violation notices against a squalid mission district hotel that had a history of permit violations a federal criminal complaint details alleged text messages from Santos telling client 9 to drop of a check to the sports club With pleasure client 9 replied and later sent Santa's a picture of a $1500 check with the message made the donation and it's being sent now Anyway earlier this month a daily mail dot com investigation revealed he was linked to 5 other federal probes in the pet
Why Does Robert Wilkie Know so Much About British Culture?
"I want to talk about your incredible military history before you serve this nation as a civilian in the Defense Department and then as secretary in the veterans affairs administration, but explain to our listeners on millions of lists across the nation, why on earth, an American knows so much about British pop culture? Well, I was fortunate, and it was fortunate that came out of hard times. My father was badly badly wounded in the invasion of Cambodia. And the only thing that kept him in the army was the good graces of a great general great neighbors, said no, we're going to overrule the medical board when to give this officer three years to recover and if he can go back to fort Bragg, we'll send him there. And as part of that recovery, he was sent to the United Kingdom. First is liaison officer at the royal school of artillery, and then to aldershot was he got healthier to the 16th power. And I was blessed to attend one of the great schools of the cathedral school in Salisbury. And the bishop's palace, my study hall was in the room where handel composed the messiah. Oh my gosh. One of the three copies of Magna Carta was something we saw every day when we went to sing in the cathedral. Eleanor of Aquitaine was kept in prison by her husband husband, Henry the second in what was our rugby field? Oh my gosh. So the history was just dripping off of the walls. And British popular culture, of course, animated much of America in the 1960s. But what struck me was how real the war was. You mean in the minds of the British people. And also tangibly, in that you could go to a city like bath. And look on that beautiful Georgian Crescent and you see pop marks all over. No Coventry or Coventry and the cathedral that have been
"rugby" Discussed on Terrible, Thanks For Asking
"No way that kids should learn how to be a real kid, put some concrete under there, get that baby out of that camera. I'm like, oh, grandma, it's just never ends with her. She even sees now things that are safe and it's like in a front to her. But there's safety in the world for children. Yeah, now we put kids in car seats and they do have to wear seatbelts. And they can't sit in the front seat. Yeah, watch this put them on your lap on the floor in the back seat, that's safe. Yeah. Had no use for it at all. And she always in a very strange way. It is something that I do find as an adult. I am having to address. And then I also had to address when I was writing this book, I never really stopped to think, is the way that I'm being raised by her abusive or traumatic because a lot of people have written to me and said like, oh, my gosh. Between your mom and your grandma, I don't know how you did it. And I always think when my grandma was the best and my mom was the worst, and that's how I did it. But I can see how from the outside in when you don't grow up in that kind of cultural world as well, where I think that in black culture I found that it is very much like pick yourself up dust yourself off and keep going, which we've again culturally had to do for a very long time. And she just pulled that into her parenting. So I think that I never considered it. And when I started therapy, like 20 years ago, I remember my first therapist was like, yeah, that's you really just weren't supported anywhere. And that rugby the wrong way because I thought, no, I did receive a tremendous amount of report support for my grandmother just didn't look the way that support looked for you. So her idea of supporting me and encouraging me wasn't to say sky's the limit you can do anything you're a beautiful special sunshiny flower. Her support was more like, yeah, the world sucks. It's gonna be hard for you. You're smart about certain things and you should be independent and you should not rely on anybody. And your life will be happier day to day if you push more in that direction. And that was supportive at the time, because I grew up in a way where I felt very at a place and I felt like I didn't belong in any capacity. And it was important for me to hear at that age that I could take care of myself or that I did have something to offer. So, yeah, she supports in a very different way. But she's also hilarious. And that was very evident to me from the time I was a kid. She has always made me laugh. And our House was filled with laughter. She just really is quite naturally funny. Yes, that's evidence. I didn't read your childhood with her as abusive. I read it as a respite because the love is so evident and because it's also evident if you are.
"rugby" Discussed on Between The Lines
"I think that whether it's trump or johnson or the attempts by some of the conservative. Party's here in australia to promote fear. Essentially and site now to change change can bake confronting particularly full working class. People who don't have the same capacity to adjust to change because i have less economic maine's then people who are more affluent and that can change a political dynamic as will and we see that reflected in the climate debate for example. How do you reassure labor's links with those regional constituencies that are at odds with the metropolitan progressive voters but continuing to speak up on the falls a class issues as well as other issues including the involvement working class. People have more need for a alive government they than anyone else. It's a lie big government that will look off people when there is a economic readjustments adjustments and change. It's only alive government that will look to pay for example in the mons at the moment who are being massively impacted by casualization by use of li- behi- companies that's undermining hod full wages and conditions alive. Potty will oh wash respect workers no matter what work they're doing with the blue cholera. What cola and they're wrought four secure work think that he's something odd emphasize since the come live aleida and it is one way in which we can very much relate to the really shoes that real workers out confronting on the ground. Okay let's return to another important matter of state and public affairs. Why will sell any when at the weekend. Because i have passion and commitment and they have the best coach that rugby league probably seen in wind bennett. And of course sas have that passion to tragedy. I think the adam reynolds is being allowed to let go. I think this is an example whereby free market economics to be balanced with a bit of common saints and regulatory reform can get you there on regulation. Scholley talk about the rabbit is we're out of time. It's great to be with you today. thanks tom. Anthony albanese the federal leader of the australian labor party. And lock me. Adama had south cindy reputa- now. We are on the and in the interests of being fair and balanced. I think it's appropriate that we conclude with the penrith panthers theme song..
"rugby" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available
"rugby" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available
"And the reason part of the reason for it is that why it is hard for mls to compete is really as much as anything a money thing right you are just simply never gonna be able to compete with the salaries paid into premier league in syria in the bundesliga etc etc etc. Rugby however doesn't pay that kind of money. Rugby doesn't pay the way. Soccer does rugby doesn't play. Pay the way you know. Even for the elite players from south africa new zealand at cetera. Go and play in. In england or frappes. The salaries are much more reasonable so that we can become a potentially viable league for maybe second tier global players. We can become a really legitimate retirement. League like mls is kinda tried to become. But you know in beast. Tim died the beast him arreara from south africa. One of the great props in world rugby kind of came to to washington to play in major league rugby for the washington team. I do think it has a chance because it can know what it is right. it can be. It'll know where if in the sporting hierarchy but it can still be a reasonably successful league. Because you're not going to have to pay you know you're not going to have to pay someone five hundred thousand dollars to come necessarily or if you do. You're going to compete very well for that person. I think there are only the last i saw. There are only a dozen fifteen. Maybe twenty world rugby players. Earning a million pounds or more. Compare that with just the minimum salary in american professional sports and you can see why if you invest a little bit of money you can be successful so i i have. I have reasonable hopes for major league rugby. Because i think it can be a good developmental league for american players and it can be a league that will draw some international talent precisely. Because you don't have to pay someone one hundred twenty nine million pounds over ten years or something. Yeah i think you could also make the argument. There's sub there's infrastructure to right if you look at major league. Soccer soccer specific stadiums obviously probably will want to figure out other ways to generate revenue besides soccer matches. Although that's probably the first I thought but those those are Shall we say Appropriately sized fifteen thousand ten thousand right. That's not you know. And if there's ever an elite match that you want to dovetail against say springbok springbok comes again or you want to do some kind of international rugby festival. Then you go to the bigger As football stadiums but that feels more right and it because more park like and it gets it as its role so to speak in the in the sports landscape in the united states and it isn't necessary the next nfl but it could certainly find. It's it's toehold for sure. Oh i think. I think so completely and i one hundred percent agree with being smart about picking your venues right because anybody who's ever hosted event an event can tell you that you would rather have one hundred twenty people squeezed into a room that seats one hundred ten then have two hundred people show up in a in a room that ten thousand because optics matter right and so these. These purpose built stadiums. You don't need to build an anfield. You can build a five ten fifteen thousand seat stadium and do well and like you say yeah and then if the if the all blacks come and play either the us or play another national team you can do soldier field and you can have the americans be the sort of the opening as it were or the americans. Play the all blacks. And you're going to get you know you're gonna get thirty thousand. Who are all blacks fans. I mean there there are there. Are that many new zealanders in the united states quite easily. Who will who will make that trip. So i do think as a chance to be a success on its own terms in other words. Yeah it's not going to compete with any one of six seven eight sports. It's not going to compete with the nba. It's not going to compete with the wnba right. It's not going to compete with with the women's national soccer team. It's not gonna be but it doesn't have to There are plenty of rugby. Fans there are plenty of college rugby players who are really passionate about the sport and yeah they may not be particularly great athletes but but they were good and they. They were good enough and they learn to like the sport they support. I mean the the. Us rugby sevens leg of the world. World sevens tour is fun. It's exciting and and i thought moving to los angeles would would weaken it and it. It really didn't. It was the last sport major sporting event that i did. I was wearing my journalist hat the beginning of march last year before everything shut down And and it is popular. It's just not you know you don't have to be nfl. Popular still be to just still have your niche and a of three hundred and forty million people or whatever we have well sadly they did not get the memo from what you just said because as record this about a month after the final of this year's twenty twenty one season they played in the Still even though. It's been downsized somewhat Dramatically the l. a. memorial coliseum seven thousand and change fans and. Look on television. They try to put him on one side and stuff. But but yeah i mean it feels to me like it's it's this. This is maybe a good sort of Dino malt here. I think This this feels a lot if any soccer fan listening. Us soccer fan Listening to this episode can certainly relate because if you look at the nineteen sixties and seventies and how the sports sort of came and went and then came back big time and then then went away for a goodly amount of time right. I mean some of these fits and starts and finding one's place in the very competitive sports papillon in the united states and doubly being sport. That wasn't originated here right. The american exceptionalism component. This sounds a lot like rugby. Sort of following in those footsteps at soccer went through forty fifty years ago. Now i think so. I i think rugby and the united states is in a good place. It'll continue to have to sort of punch its weight. Americans have to get over themselves with this idea that well if we just put together a team. Nfl players we dominate the world. I mean maybe but maybe not. I mean you've got to respect other other countries sports coach as well and other countries have great athletes. And you know the the reality is that you know when you're born throwing a rugby ball around you know believe me. There are certain things that don't translate very weak at so for kicking the ball. When i is supposed to be an arsenal for in the arsenal of someone who played the -sition i played and i just had limited to no foot skills because i had i'd only played soccer as a little kid. I play football but wasn't a kicker. So you know i it. It's going to be more competitive. And as more people get access to it. I think rugby can be big. It's just to be what it's going to be there in terms of tackle football codes We have one that we're really good at and it's really popular and if we can be decent rugby play an entertaining and fm l. are confined snitch. That's great and i think it is growing. And i think.
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"Really remarkable really remarkable moment where suddenly an anti-apartheid movement seems to becoming sort of out of nowhere. I it's it's remarkable and characterized by some excesses as well absolutely so so in many respects than this this tour however misguided perhaps wound up. It started to to be you. Would ostensibly think it would be promotion of goodwill culture. All that kind of stuff which you would think that countries would do with each other right And obviously even that was difficult to achieve given south africa's pariah status in the sporting world and beyond on the global scale regardless of the inability. Even just to do that. It actually sort of feels to me. Like and i think this is the thesis of your book snowball. Pretty quickly into something far more. Shall we say negatively metastasized to the point where it became a political catalyst if you will for a cause that maybe most to average americans were aware of but not sort of passionate about. It just seems like it's team steamrolled into something much different than was originally envisioned absolutely. Yeah well i mean what it ends up being becomes the pretext to have this protest. It could have been about any other thing but you suddenly have maybe the ultimate symbol of apartheid nationalism in your backyard and it becomes just this massive folks approaches from people. Who couldn't tell you who who really couldn't distinguish a rugby ball from a quick ball. But for whom the south african issue was the sort of cause was the issue was the you know. Keep in mind. You are not that far removed from the civil rights movement so a lot of these people are veterans of the civil rights. struggle A lot of them have been involved in various protests in the nineteen sixties old. There's obviously a lot of the anti war group there. There are so many factors coming. Together that it's incidental that it's rugby but it was rugby. Which is what makes it so strange. The other thing that becomes really bizarre about it is that in order to to sort of put the protesters off the trail. They announced who was gonna who is going to be on the springbok team and a bunch of guys got sent off. It was supposed to be played on a saturday afternoon. A bunch of guys got sent off. They went to the baseball hall of fame in cooperstown. They found themselves actually used as a diversion and there. There are some really resentful guys in the springboks who came back. And we're like wait. A second played the match because a bunch of guys. The officials got together and decided to hold the test match on friday morning at a polo field in glenville new york. And you know the a bunch of the guys including rob lowe really feel betrayed They feel like they had been used. And the many bizarre things rather test match not only is it. Lowest attended test match in history. It's also the only time the springboks have played at test match in the morning local time so it just you know and they easily handled the us despite the us kind of stepping up and playing fairly gamely and the main official organizing east coast part of it. As a man named tom selfridge himself was he was know as much as a someone can be a rugby legend in the united states. He was a rugby legend. He was in the the sort of upper echelon of us rugby. He played for the eagles. He played for that cougars team. That toured south africa and he kind of single handedly took it upon himself to exclude the protesters to engage in the east coast. Cloak-and-dagger stuff to decide who could get in and who couldn't including some pretty serious harass of a very prominent south african rugby journalists So it was. It was all so strange and yet it really did. Provide a something of a catalyst for an american anti-apartheid movement that would accelerate as thousand eight progressed. all right. so let's try to wrap up Lets some of these tentacles here and again. This is all fascinating stuff. All in you know In great detail in the book and to me it's Endlessly intriguing and fascinating. And so i i of these sort of wrap up type. Questions is houses playing out in south africa. How much coverage is getting is playing well at home. Is anybody even know about this part of this tour. That's going on. I'm guessing it's being perceived as a debacle for anybody knows what's going on up here. You know the funny thing is. Is that the things that amused south africans about it. Are things like the goalposts being in the wrong place and you know the in some of the match in the us them not knowing what a twenty two twenty two meter line is which is important in terms of the placement of the ball to to restart the play if it goes out of bounds or if there was a couple of other circumstances where you use what's known as the twenty two meter line that that those bizarre aspects of it amuse south africans. They are getting pretty good coverage of it though because there are journalists accompanied coming into springboks the whole way And so. Dan is one of them. He's writing for some of the prominent newspapers in south africa. There are others as well. So they're getting the stories and they're getting a hint of the bizarreness but in a way the journalists themselves are being shielded from some of the protests. Because if you're gonna cover the protests you can't cover the matches and you're there to cover the matches right. You're they're not as a political journalist so you kind of become one but you're you're there as a as a sports journalist you're there to write about what the springboks do and how they're preparing for these matches and who's playing who's playing well. And what the scores are you know so it becomes strange because journalists end up becoming encased in this bubble as well. Because you can't be you can't be both. You can't be covering the stuff on the outside so south. Africans are oftentimes getting the rugby story which is also what they want which even for those journalists who are sympathetic to the protests you know they know are their bread's buttered so in that sense. They're doing the job they're supposed to do. Which is rugby first. And then commentary outside of that and in the us in terms of a budding just anger for what this apartheid system is all about you. I think the argument you're making it and pre pre pretty impressively. So right is that this became a very convenient. Shall we say excuse. Or example of Focus that made Awareness and activity action activism almost coalesced and Focused i guess In other matters. I guess i'm trying to think of like win a little steven van zandt and the i ain't gonna play sun city The all those things sort of sort of percolate more in the eighties and became much more. Shall we say mainstream thinking and many other Points of disdain. Frankly and a abhorrence to what was going on south africa. Yeah i mean one of the things that happens in the nineteen eighties is i was just a kid. A kid turning into a teenager over the course of the nineteen eighty. So so there. That's how old i am. And one of the remarkable things is that by nine hundred eighty four nine hundred eighty five nineteen eighty-six south africa is on nightly news every single night. Where you four or five years before that. It simply wouldn't have been but it was. I mean by pure time spent on the nightly news one of the two or three biggest stories throughout the nineteen eighty s And so you kind of have a series of coincidences and the the rugby tour. Yeah i mean it it. It happened to be rugby. It might have been something else that happened to be sun city. It might have been something else but it allows something to mobilize against and it allowed. American sort of put a mirror.
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"Talented and capable springbok team and remind me again. Why this tour is still obviously. It seems to be sort of the wheel. Start to fall off already. But but why. Why again was this sort of deemed a worthwhile enterprise to come to the united states given all the stuff that led up to it and clearly seems to be playing out in this at least first match already. The players in the springboks are asking this question so in a way nobody knows Because you have a few really prominent anti-apartheid activists in the united states. Dennis brutus famous anti-apartheid. Sports activists is in the united states north western at the time in fact And there's just no one really knows it seems to be placating. The egos of a few american rugby officials who believe that playing the springboks will both validate them and elevate american rugby. In a lotta ways there was just an enormous and i say To be to be completely honest. And i think a lot of these guys believed that sport politics autry kept separate. Had nothing to do with one another and that you know. This doesn't represent the south african government and all that now the fact that a number of the players in an amateur era are policemen or in the military complicates that narrative because they literally go home in their day. job is to enforce apartheid But but it is. i mean. People are increasingly asking this question especially these all star matches like why are we expending this effort to play a bunch of guys who were just going to just going to hammer and for no real purpose. So so i mean the springboks themselves are asking this question and in some ways. They feel almost like they've been betrayed by their their leadership even though they're enjoying shopping in the united states and they're enjoying all the things that are able to see and they enjoy going to disney land in anaheim. And you know they they try to enjoy the american experience as much as possible but if you read the accounts of the players themselves they. They're asking the same questions here rob lowe is like. I have no idea why we're doing this doing stuff. Berg hobie springbok captain that actually that year is asking the same question. I mean it it just becomes this. Why no one knows. That's what makes a lot of it so bizarre because the players themselves like this is not benefiting my rugby it's not benefiting my life. It's adding another three weeks onto what spending an enormously long eight weeks So yeah i mean it's it's a good question that i still don't know if satisfactory answer except for for american rugby officials. They felt like he gave him validation and south african rugby officials. It was the storm thing. I'm assuming they won with no no problem though. I mean in the in the test. Match which i know. We'll get to. It was closed for a brief period of time because the springboks were literally playing against an incline. But yeah i would. I mean they dominated could dominated more. You know it was one of those things where you're doing. You need to do to win and doing comfortably and you play the best rugby that you can. And you're exhausted. After eight weeks like you know. If the if the springboks of june played those american teams it would be even uglier. But yeah i mean there was just no. It wasn't competitive rugby and that that's that was something that bothered the springboks quite a bit as well like this isn't making rugby any better. Let's get home. I will tell me about the next or the final two stops. The next stop was supposed to be new york city. That didn't go well. No so the same thing. You're beginning to get news stories. Especially let's face it when the new york times is your local paper as well. You're going to get some augmented perceptions of this. The story is beginning to gain some traction in the mid western game. The story begins to get some attention. And so by the time they get to new york where they're gonna play the eastern all stars and then the the the us eagles you're beginning to get some attention paid And in the albany area that we're one of the matches this supposed to be played. There is is going to be big protests. And and you do legitimately get protesters at this point. Which is why. I kind of argued that it helped fuel america's anti-apartheid movement because while in the midwest. It wasn't that well known and it was very strange and they kept hidden. They weren't able to do that on the east coast. And so when they have these matches against eastern all stars and especially the test match where they have to go to the supreme court to finally get the ability to to play on on first amendment grounds. Which is ironic right. Because they're claiming it's not politics is politics is politics and then they go to the court and say hey. We have the right to do this irrespective of the politics which from a constitutional law vantage point was probably actually the right argument. But they end up going to court and getting the permission to play after losing it some of the lower levels. And you know it just becomes this entire bringing in the us legal system and and Increasing protests around the stadium in albany and trying to keep it hush hush and and and so you have pretty substantial protests at the eastern all star game so that once again when the test matches coming they move it to a tiny little town glenville outside of albany And they end up playing a polo field and the field isn't marked correctly and one of the players helped set up the goalposts and it's just very strange in the eastern all star game. The goal posts are where american football goalposts had been moved to which is what is known as the back of the back of the end zone in american football instead of on the front where the goal line would be in rugby and so just so much was just about that as well to the point where you get to the test match. And they're only letting in a small number of officials so to this day. It's the test match with the lowest attendance in in rugby test. Match history. official attendance was twenty. Eight and one of the ironies is that from the american side. This group that had gone to the supreme court on first amendment grounds then excluded would not allow protesters anywhere near would not allow protesters in the stadium. We're doing everything they could to prevent the protesters from exercising their first amendment right. So it's sort of like yeah and there were protesters at that albany game. I think Do i haven't like people. Like pete seger and and it was it became kind of a cause. I'm gonna call cost celebrity would be it there. Were i mean i i can sort of Sort of put to put together here. Is that there were. I don't know a hundreds of protesters that they had to corral and there was a pipe bomb as well in the mix so there had been a pipe bomb in the evansville rugby club in the mid west that did some damage and then there was another bomb in schenectady and aimed at radically aimed at the rugby. The rugby officials. I mean got really big. There were two bombs. Although one of them it turns out was an insurance fraud. Case that they they use it as an excuse. There was. There were marches in albany that got to be huge. Like you said hundreds of people by this point. It is the biggest. Rugby has ever been in the united states except for in nineteen twenty and nineteen twenty four when they won the gold medals in really bizarre tournament rugby tournaments held at the olympics. But it was the most attention rugby at ever gotten and by this point. Yeah it absolutely become a fairly significant protest movement kind of out of nowhere. Because you do you get you get prominent celebrities and the entire american anti-apartheid infrastructure and the capital district against apartheid sort of putting out hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of flyers and calling for protesting in a having this march and it becomes this.
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"To twenty two in a match. This i'm south africans to this day much like the basketball in the nineteen. Seventy two olympic simply refused to recognize so from from pure rugby vantage. Point was a thrilling spectacle and worthy of the two best nations on earth. But then you have all this other stuff going on with protesters trying to break onto the pitch and police trying to keep them at bay and this airplane flying low dozens of times over the pitch and dropping flour bombs and you know it was just absolute chaos and you know by the time the springboks were facing protests every single match by the time. They're not united states..
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"And bringing condemnation new. I guess on an international stage again but i the seventy six olympics. I think you sort of alluded to it. And there's this thing called the and i think it's probably relevant the gleneagles agreement in one thousand nine hundred ninety seven maybe a little bit of background sort of what sort of really starting to kind of get more pronounced in around that time. Because i think really sets the table for where we're gonna go. Yes so the gleneagles agreement was an agreement among commonwealth nations effectively not to engage with apartheid south africa and a whole host of ways and sport is supposed to be part of that and so there's some interesting dancing going. On among the countries that do continue to play south africa in terms of what their commitment to gleneagles is now. The problem is gone eagles as much as anything is it was idealistic but it was non-binding so that they would say well we as a country are not we you know the the new zealand national rugby team is not a government institution it is. They are the national team but they are not a nationalized team. As as it were and so england and new zealand in ireland would sort of talks the talk but then they would basically not prohibit the teams from traveling and so increasingly in after soweto. You're right that's another pivotal moment. In the in the wake of that the springboks were less likely to be welcomed except for in new zealand in nineteen eighty-one but their teams which still go play and no one would deny them at passport control or anything like that so it was one of those things that was. Some countries really strongly adhered to it. But others didn't and there was no real particular consequence though theoretically there could have been so more of a political posturing and and kind of arrangement versus with real teeth to it. Be shocked shocked to find gambling in this establishment. Exactly that it was recognized more in the breach in as a sort of idealistic thing and you know individuals might be discouraged. And you might. You might get on a uso. Watch list or something like that. But if you're willing to endure the same thing sort of with the cultural boycott is that you know you're not a lot of people are signatories to it and yet queen and elton john and for that matter you know of the united states artists go and place on city. So it's the same kind of thing right that that there's pressure and the you know you try to put moral suasion on people but there's there isn't much that a lot of these countries are are trying to do explicitly to stop engagement all right. Well let's get to one thousand nine hundred one then because obviously this is parallels are little and we're just scratching the surface of of the very intricate and important Dynamics of of the history there so there are books and plenty of resources to go deeper on that for our audience. But let's let's get into eighty one. Because i sense obviously because of the book and the title and all that stuff that. The timing of nineteen eighty-one both at the time as well as now. In retrospect is is very Almost like a pivot point. Maybe maybe because of of this tour or maybe despite it but it do. I have this right though that the So first of all. I guess the question is why then the united states to come to come to oran right because you said it before. There's no real significant and don't don't hate me rugby fans You know i. It's not as a deeply established and widespread right a sport Here in the united states. So why the us number two. I guess also why the us but from a political perspective the us certainly is aware. And i'm sure most cultured folks were understanding of what was going on with apartheid especially as it relates to civil rights movement in this country. And i guess the number three is didn't it start a new zealand. This tour y the adjunct. I guess yes so these. These three things are are kind of bundled together so the first issue is nineteen eighty the election. And you have ronald reagan win and in fact in one thousand nine hundred there had been beginnings of conversations about the south african rugby team coming to the. Us would be interested in doing that. And and you know i. It's really interesting. 'cause i tell a story relatively early in the book about this guy. Douglas reed who contacts south african rugby officials and says hey i have an idea and your country is misunderstood in. I believe you should come to the united states and do a rugby tour and done it and you know. Naturally the most powerful rugby playing nation on earth did their due diligence and called the officials of us rugby and said hey who is this guy and they said we've never heard of him. We don't know who he is. He is in no position to organize what are known as fixture so the competitions us in no position to do it right to speak for us. This is something we were thinking about her. But as long as we're on the phone and you know there are a couple of problems in one thousand nine hundred that they're facing who is the political operative or something or some kind of like. Yeah he's he's he's a dude. He's a conservative from southern california. Who owns a business. And he'd been to south africa hunting a couple of times or deep water fishing or something and he is one of these people who believe south africa has a bad reputation. In fact they're doing the right things. And you know they're they're a bulwark against communism. And you know what a lot of right wing folks in. The united states believed about racial politics in the us and believe about racial politics in south africa. And and i haven't. I didn't get too much more into couldn't find who he was. I believe i was able to track down. Let's face it. The name isn't exactly an obscure one So i think able to find that he had died through some business records but he really kind of fades to the fades into the distance because wants to south. African officials. Contact the us they say well. Yeah but now that we have you on the phone. Let's talk about it. But the other thing they say is look. The carbon administration is likely not going to grant visas. But we believe. Ronald reagan's gonna win. This is something that douglas re-did recognize that. Look with ronald reagan. Coming to power you will have a friendlier face in. The white house are more understanding face and so at that point they sort of things accelerate and then when australia is unwilling to provide airspace for south africa suddenly to go to new zealand. They have to come through the united states anyways and so all of those things combined in a perfect storm so when they go to new zealand on probably the most contentious sporting events slash series of sporting events in world history They fly back through los angeles and they had arranged by that point to to have the tour but part of it was just a happenstance that they were going to be in the united states anyways so logistics actually had a role to play in all this ironically. Yeah no certainly the fact that we're going to be there anyways. And they had to stop in la and then they were going to if they had been leaving the country. They'd have probably flown on new york. And then you know how to jfk down to south africa but instead they said well we have these conversations going. We would be interested in playing. And here's the other thing by this point. The united states represents the classic example of any portent storm Yet usa rugby was not strong at the time Certainly certainly stronger now though still very much in the category of second tier rugby nations And again i've covered the us eagles. i've been to matches. I i do the. I did the vegas now. L. a. seven. It's like..
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"Excluded from but There's a there's a. There's a present a sorry. There's a what's the word i'm looking for a predefined set. The word is precedent precedent. There you go prese pre on sorry. I was an english major and i. It's been a long day. Yes a precedent for sure. Right in that in the sixties and seventies right this. The springbok tour mechanism was sort of alive and well they would go to various countries and and play and obviously you know play against some of the best rugby nations around but but it was clear that it wasn't sitting well with everybody as they went along in their travels right. I guess the question really in there is we're talking about nineteen eighty one. In the united states component of that but touring was a regular thing right for this extensively national team or or nation's best team right and it wasn't wasn't sort of all roses and smiles right because apartheid was certainly on the minds of lots of people especially as they travelled. Yeah so in the early on in the wake partake nineteen forty eight. You don't get too many rumblings of protest and they played the traditional powers on a regular basis and they play the sort of combined team of the of of wales england scotland and ireland which is known as the lions and they'd certainly play their traditional rivals new zealand trailer regularly. By the time you've got to the late nineteen sixties you're beginning to have protests movements surrounding the springboks Everywhere they go there will be some anti-apartheid protests. And it in the late nineteen sixties and early nineteen seventies really heated up It really became intense to the point. Where you know they in australia. For example they had massive protests and upheaval to the point. Where australia's said you know what we're done. We're done engaging with you in sport and in fact the nineteen eighty-one tour. The part of the united states. Part of it happens in no small part. And i know we'll get into this more of a little bit you know and a few minutes but in no small part because australia's said no not only. Are we not giving you landing rights in australia. We're not giving you the access to our airspace. And once that happened sort of pulled everything together but that was that was a slow process and in rugby unlike can say cricket or in the olympic movement. Or what have you. It was up to individual nations to make the decision whether to to play so for example. England plays south africa's latest nineteen eighty-four and truly only after nineteen eighty four that they become a pariah to the point where in fact in one thousand nine they play what amounts to a world all star team because no national teams will come in come and play them and on that team for the springboks was a guy. By the name of france. Harassment's who's an offer connor from the eastern cape and his nickname because he owned because this is still amateur era of rugby. He owned a garage and so his nickname was don't crook. Which means jack as in you know the kind of leverage required to lift a car. Dome crock or france. Harassment's was the head coach of the roads rugby team when i was on the road team so my head coach was was a former springbok and that was his only i believe only cap or one of two caps that he got playing for the springboks so there is that connection as well but they were. They only became pariahs in rugby really relatively late. I mean they play test matches against england into nineteen eighty-four so it was up to individual nations because international rugby board did not exclude south africa. Like other sports did so. Maybe a little bit more on on the sixties in particular. I guess the question naively is why and there are. There are a number of different events wrapped. Up in south africa's desire to be out of the british a british oversight a massacre in nineteen sixty. So it clearly. Nineteen sixties were tumultuous time for south africa as a nation but apartheid as part of that dynamic in particular. I'm guessing that sort of just started to boil to a simmer as the decade rolled on. Yeah i mean what. The sharpeville massacre and on march twenty first nineteen sixty is a vitally important event in excluding south africa from the sort of graces of the of the world of respectable so-called western nations Went when they you know. When the police opened fire on our people in sharpeville and and you know the the guesstimates of sixty nine killed. One hundred eighty something wounded. We can't even really know the actual numbers especially if the wounded because people didn't go to the hospital and must they absolutely had to Really horrified the world. And i think the global anti-apartheid movement as much as anything gets start in the rubble of sharpeville and then that's when sport becomes a really central. Oh now there are people calling for boycotts route type sport before that but the world's attention comes to them because of sharpeville and then it's a sort of slow acceleration slow exclusion so that you know. They're excluded from the nineteen sixty four olympics but not necessarily permanently barred until another couple of years You know that fifa removes them soon. After and then by the time you know the sixty seventies eighties accelerate you have virtually every sporting body on earth including chess and backgammon and but also wrestling in track and field and so on and so forth have excluded south africa but really the nineteen sixties begins a slow simmer and the united states is probably behind the rest of the world. Frankly because in no small part at least when it came to you know we had our own racial problems for one thing but with the other aspect when it came to sport and excluding south after sport is we don't really interact in their sporting world because we are minnows. At best in soccer we are. We have virtually nonexistent rugby culture. We haven't even less less sort of existent cricket culture and so in some ways we're just not engaging with south africa in the way that other countries would when they play cricket or when they have a commonwealth track. Meet or something along those lines. Well you're also you know keeping it directed in the sporting around. But i would argue to. There's sort of the average american exceptionalism right where it's like. Oh that's just a foreign country and you know it's And it took it takes events like that you know the the sharpeville massacre and and other things that just register on the radar right. I mean the sadly the average americans not reading the economist every week which by the way could be a good idea for a lot of people maybe sort of elevate their understanding of a global world and all that right but You know th there's i guess. The average american not only from a sporting perspective was probably fairly ignorant to quote unquote world events in particular. What was going on in south africa at least early on right. I mean the amount of news time that south africa is getting in the united states in an era of fifteen minutes of nightly news And you know the local newspaper is giving it pretty much zero coverage unless a major event happens and then the event and it fades away The other thing. That's going on in the united states though is of course with the civil rights movement if you think about sort of the vantage point of march nineteen sixty. I mean. you've barely had the sit in movement. You know take place two months earlier in the united states you have you know. You haven't had the freedom rides yet. You haven't had the albany movement. You haven't had the birmingham campaign you haven't had the march on washington so there's this is still an issue that simmering in the united states. So it's understandable. I think to some degree why south africa would be a bit on the back burner that coupled with what you say. The the the tendency of americans not to look outside of our own borders And less like there's an emergency situation or chaos and then you quickly turn away and and when we were paying attention to africa a lot of times it might be elsewhere anyway right so the congo crisis in nineteen sixty and other events like that. So it would be american attention will be really episodic at best.
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"I i. i'm not the most gigantic of rugby fans. Although i am following major league rugby it is accessible enough to me. I'm fascinated by the culture. And i'm pretty sure that that emma lars got something Something going for itself right now. I think it's on television fairly frequently. And all that stuff but rugby i think to the average american fan right is it tends to be a little bit esoteric and and probably dominated by ones. I guess orbit if they've been born and raised elsewhere where rugby is just short of a religion. South africa certainly has got to be one of those places but enlighten me. As to how you came into rugby and this particular story i sh- it started off in the place where you should never make life decisions in the rat perritt pub and graham's town south africa off i was there in one thousand nine hundred seven on a post grad fellowship. A way it came about it really is that i was finishing up my master's degree and wanted to spend some time abroad. I'd never been abroad. But i grew up. Poor and my my masters and phd talks were american on race and politics and civil rights and that kind of thing and so i needed someone else to pay for it so i wanted to scholarship and i didn't want to just go spend a year on a beach in australia though that would have helped some appeal so i said well what is more logical than south africa and apartheid and so i went over and i started picking up. South africa's research field my scholarship but i i started paying attention to the sports. Because that's something you do. If you're a sports fan and i was. I run tracking college. I played football in high school. And so i met a bunch of guys and they kept saying the same thing. You gotta try out for the rugby team. You gotta try out for the rugby team. I was working out a lot i was. I was fairly good size. I was still location. Abe and so finally the saturday night before trials. They they filled me up enough at the rat imperative that i went out for for trials for the rugby team that monday and it was. It was kind of brutal in a lot of ways. But i did it. And i made the team and the i live rugby match i ever saw. I live with starting it right. Wing at rhodes university in a place called king williams town in eastern cape and within a minute of my first game of rugby a had the ball in my hand and within a minute and five seconds of the start first game of rugby sprawled out mess on the pitch and a love affair began and from that point on i. Obvious began paying more attention to racial question. And of course. The springboks were huge. I became up a fan but a conflicted van much like my phantom with the boston red sox have a really difficult history with with racist well and then after that i'd always want i don't just write about sports but i i always wanted to and done some stuff writing about south african sport and the springboks and so forth and i discovered this bizarre game or series of games that the springboks played in the united states kind filed it away while i worked on other projects and finally it all just kind of came together i started working on it wrote a proposal. Got an agent and the rest ends up being flashpoint. Well so give give the sort of naive american sports fan. A little bit of insight into just Just the the the sheer passion behind the sport of rugby especially in places like south africa. Because it's kind of like religion. Yeah yeah yes. Certainly i mean the place where it probably comes. Closest to civic religion is is in place like new zealand where there are three point five million people and yet they're the best rugby playing nation on earth but also in certain communities in south africa. It certainly is that way. It's interesting because it's the springboks are massive in a whole host of ways. It's the country's second most popular sport. Really the most popular sport is soccer but but it is it's enormous and in certain areas in the the sort of commerce were white ethnic group in south africa. it's it is basically a religion I it's just. It's more than a sport in a lot of ways like the nfl so like college football in some ways right so that the spirit and the culture in the camaraderie is all built around this thing being more than football or more than simply the sport of rugby So it it really was a bit of cultural adjustment to to see. Wow i mean. I'm i'm suddenly part of this subculture. That is so massive in this country and and on just trying to figure out the the basic rules of the sport so i can play it semi competently and yet for some of these kids. It's in their blood. I mean the first ball. They picked up in their life was a rugby ball. Handed them by their grandfather father. Their father their uncle and they've been playing since they were old enough to toddle around. I in south africa. Proper right the history of that country tumultuous divisive to say it. you know obviously Historically racist and and segregate segregation analyst or segregate segregated. The history of the country is enmeshed in. It's a love and passion for the sport right there inextricable and i'm sure you quickly got a sense of that As you sort of not only learn the sport but sort of started to look back in some of its history. Yeah no question about it. I mean you can. You can tell the history of of south african racism in many ways through south african sport. And i got to see some of it. You know. i'm there in nineteen ninety seven so it's just three years after nelson mandela the amc rise to power. And i saw some really ugly things a among what are supposed to be overwhelmingly liberal enlightened largely english speaking south africans at rhodes university this sort of bastion of liberalism. And yet some of the things. I heard you know in the changing room and on the vans and the buses and that sort of thing where we're eye opening because there is definitely a amick of this culture lingering with the argument that will blacks aren't rub people and you know seeing some things that really opened my eyes. It was quite remarkable and and then to you know the way sport interacted with the anti-apartheid movement. Globally is really fascinating right because they understood that sort of at the epicenter of of afrikaner. Nationalism was desportivo rugby and to exclude them would would really cut deep and the idea of excluding them from the olympic movement and excluding them from the sports that were so important to them particularly cricket rugby but also soccer and they were expelled from nearly every major sporting body except for world drug being Which is why in one thousand nine hundred eighty one and beyond you could continue to have these kinds of events because a lot of sports they were simply.
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"System The the Anticipated and followed through craziness and violence surrounding the tour of new zealand. Why the hell would they want to come to. The united states right which itself had staked out its own condemnation of south africa and it's in its principles and its policies But you're gonna find out that. This tour was immediately upon arriving in the united states for what was going to be a handful of matches at a test match. Against the the fledgling united states national team as well was quickly derailed as well and became a flashpoint literally and figuratively as the name of derek's book suggests a catalyst in many respects to draw attention a big clear light onto the apartheid issue in the minds of the united states Populace where you could make the argument that it was not a deeply understood or broadly known but sure. Enough From nineteen eighty-one onward. It became much more of a conscious effort of people in the united states. Who recognized and frankly so a lot of parallels to the plight of segregation and racism in the united states. And you know i. It took a while but it became not only a movement of international proportions but the big old bad united states. Finally kinda got. Its act together and Got serious about its Its disdain for what was going on in south africa and as we get into our conversation. The nineteen eighty-one rugby union tour of the springboks of south africa is the flash point that we're gonna be talking about in this week's episode. This is a fascinating conversation. I learned a ton. I'm not a huge rugby guy. Fully admit And i was vaguely familiar with this story from nine hundred. Eighty one probably more from news reports than it was about the The playing of the game and by the way the games were essentially hidden from view. That's how bad things got. The protests were that significant that the games that were designed to essentially be. I don't know Somewhat of a of a of a visit of the top team in the world to the united states itself fe very fledgling very sort of embryonic still rugby not even rugby nation. With all due. Respect to ma- major league rugby and all that that's coming that's come about ev- sense but even that was not to be had because the the political realities Soon overtook the anything any modem of sporting value that that was to be had or assumed In this tour. We're going to get an all of that. It is it is a dynamic and a fascinating conversation and a highly recommend the book again. It's called flashpoint. How a little known. Sporting event fueled america's anti-apartheid movement. And it just came out a couple of days back and it's a great conversation so stay tuned for it. It is coming up right after this little promotional message and we spend our little wheel of intrigue this week to our friends at royal retro ze. Yeah it's the former four five. Oh three sports. 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Nineteen eighty-one rugby union tour by the springboks of south africa not only new zealand but in the united states and the chaos that ensued. Here's our conversation that we had just a couple of weeks back. Please.
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"Backwater frozen in time. That's how many newseum saw the country in one thousand nine hundred ninety one. We all work nine to five monday to friday. And after that the shops shot everything from interest rates to wages were frozen and dot. Kiwi dollar was set at a fixed right amidst this peaceful and stable scenario. There was one man more than any other who controlled our lives robert moulder but he came dangerously close to ruining that stability over rugby. All around the world countries were refusing to play sport with south africa in protest at. It's racist apartheid regime but when it was announced that the springboks were to a new zealand. The first team to come here for nearly twenty years would not stand the result for new zealand was virtual civil war. Rugby union is going to go ahead with the tour. I'm convinced of that The government doesn't want it to go ahead In accordance with that policy we are not going to stop zealand's passionate rugby fans were adamant. The tour should go ahead. In an unprecedented action they even took to the streets shouting slogans and wielding placards faced with such strong feelings on both sides from rugby fans. And andy tour protesters. The police began training specialist. Riots spots operation. Rugby was born when the springbok plane touched down and oakland airport on july nineteenth nineteen eighty-one. No one. not even those ryan squads realized what was to come the next ten weeks were to change museum forever. Welcome to good seats still available curious. Little podcast devoted to exploring what used to be in professional sports. Here's your host tim. Hanlin aright buckle up for safety. Everybody this is your pal tim. Tim hamlin it is reporting for duty and of course you have found good seats still available. The curious little podcast that is devoted to what used to be in professional sports. Thanks for coming on by. We appreciate your downloading us and streaming us or or however. You're listening or enjoying this week's episode to no end do we Bow humbly in your general direction In a A huge swath of appreciation This week a fascinating conversation complicated one but still a an amazing story of sports co mingling with politics on the international stage. We go back to nineteen eighty-one that clip sets the tone for it our guest this week. Derrick cats him professor at the university of texas permian basin with a brand new book about what we're going to be discussing. The book is called flashpoint. How a little known. Sporting event fueled america's anti apartheid movement. Now apartheid we know about it history tells us that around nineteen forty eight or so. The abhorrent policy of apartheid in south africa became essentially these sort of governing law of the land. We know in one thousand nine hundred sixty eight. Some twenty years later the international Disdain and movement against this apartheid System was really starting to take on a whole new level with the united nations issuing a sporting boycott that spilled over into olympics In the years afterwards and continued to sort of haunt south africa as a nation Until finally in nineteen ninety. Four with the release of nelson mandela and a whole bunch of other things The abhorrence policy of apartheid. Finally coming to an end and ushering in a brand new chapter in in south african history around this time nine hundred eighty one was really in the thick of things and the clip. That you just heard kind of sets the tone for what we're going to be talking about as the springboks. Yes the nickname of the south african rugby union If you will national defacto national team world dominating on many fronts. One of the handful of nations that has reigned supreme in the sport of of of of rugby and in nineteen ninety-one were uh extensively the world champions and were set to To take a tour playing tour with a couple of national tests against the national team of new zealand nicknamed the all blacks and by that Sort of that clip. You can get a sense that it was a controversial tour even before it began this that came from two thousand one documentary from the new zealand television network called tv and z. And it really sets the tone for for what we're going to get into This tour as you can imagine fraught with peril safety issues and just outright. Political friction as fans of rugby union rugby Essentially were just eager to see new zealand The national team play that of south africa arguably at the time in one thousand nine hundred one the two top teams in the world and it had been years since they the two had met. The tour was going to be constituted of a of a number of matches with regional teams including three test matches and the rugby for sure was going to be intense but no one. I don't think even after vast preparation was prepared for the That intensity to spill over and in an explosive form in not only domestic politics and in new zealand but then also on a worldwide level. It was a powder keg and it became a national and international event. And here's the irony of it. There was lots of violence in there. Were protests There was a beatings in the streets. There were there were bombings. If you will with flour and other sort of a assorted distractions in the midst of of matches. It was just a a sheer Just a crazy tour over the last month or so that they were in new zealand. But here's the kicker and this is what we're going to be talking about with derek. Coming up in just a few moments not only. Was it crazy their new zealand but this tour was then also supposed to come to the united states after finishing up in new zealand. We'll find out why the craziness of such why why would even want to continue to do so right. Given the sort of international uproar against south african it's political.
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"Final episode of seasoning. All right enjoy the interview. Hey mike thank you so much for coming on. Thank you beer. Yeah so you're the first guest. I think i've ever had on the show that i actually worked with in real life. You know in the past but for the purposes of this interview. I'm just going to act. Like i don't know anything about you and ask questions like it's the first time i'm asking them that works. I have no idea who you are so that totally works for me. Okay perfect so i would love just to kind of set the stage and find out where you living currently and then. Where are you from originally bright. Now i'm actually based in jersey city. Which for folks. You don't know the new york city area is basically new jersey's brooklyn it's right across the river from manhattan and originally from southern california. A little town called redlands which is about an hour east. La right awesome. So what were you doing before you got into tax. So specifically i'm thinking like what did you study in college in. What were you doing immediately after college. Yeah that's a. That's a great question. So i went to college for film studies and philosophy which i'm sure most people can understand are super lucrative businesses to be in and immediately after college. I actually worked at an unpaid internship in midtown. Manhattan was pretty nice. We shot like music videos. If you like product videos for folks it was all unpaid. And you know in manhattan. You can't really live off of no money so eventually. I actually had to start working as technical recruiter. I got hooked up with this jobs with a college friend. Who was working as a recruiting manager at the time and it was basically just like pretty standard recruiting agency. Set up like it wasn't at a company. We are kind of working as one of fifty vendors trying to fill various jobs in the financial services industry and interestingly enough. That was one of the first for ways i started to get exposed to technology because i was recruiting a lot of software developers like product managers and those kinds of people and so i started having to actually understand like. Oh okay. that's how computers work. Yeah that was a bit of what i was doing immediately after college. And then eventually i kind of stumbled into a programming role right right. So how long were you doing. The technical recruiting after college. I wanna say about nine ish months. Like i wanna say. I started working there. In september twenty thirteen and i was actually let go. Unfortunately i could not hit my numbers. I want to say around april or may twenty fourteen. So i'm bad at math however so going back a little bit when you were in college. Okay you played football as well. Right played rugby rugby. Okay why did i think he played football. Did you play football in high school. So i did play football in high school. I played a little bit of football in college. Various reasons it wasn't working out. But eventually i started playing rugby and college. Okay okay got accent going to ask like what back when you're in school and you're playing sports in studying these things. What did you think you want to for college or did you not really think too far ahead wanted to film editor. That was one of the things i really wanted to do. And i still kind of want to eventually. Go back into filmmaking. But i did find that. I really enjoyed the editing process. A lot so actually when i worked at unpaid internship most of it was film editing versus shooting and so i did expect to eventually get a job. Probably shooting something editing. Something like wedding videos because those are oddly lucrative but something like that but unfortunately in the city. There just wasn't an opportunity where i could get that so originally wanted to do that. And then eventually find some other job making movies. I only ask that. Because when i was in college i didn't really know what i wanted to do. And i studied history economics yet which is feels very random at the time but i always liked history but in any case. So you've you back to your story here. So you're in technical recruiting okay. You did that for like nine months or so. And how did you end up working at teachable. Which is the tech startup. That i ended up working at. That's how we ended up connecting. When did all that start coming together. Yeah so that situation has a very interesting sort of genesis so basically what happened was was like i mentioned. I was working as a technical recruiter and like oddly. Enough halloween the year. I have been so i guess. This was october twenty thirteen. I had gotten my job broken around. Know i gotten mugged all that stuff. So i actually had to take like about six weeks off of the job because as a recruiter i was on the phone and i had been calling it and stuff and those six weeks reprise the best time for me as a recruiter and that was when i realized okay i need to get the heck out so at that point i had actually apply to a developer. Boot camp called boot camp at the time. And i had gotten in and i was actually planning on joining their. I wanna say like late. Summer fall twenty fourteen cohort and so i like i mentioned. I got like oh as a recruiter. Because i wasn't able to hit the numbers and honestly i which just burned out soy taking time off and then i was actually studying to become a part of the dev bootcamp cohort at the time. Another buddy from college a different one than the wanted. Got me the drop of the recruiting firm. A guy named noah noah prior. He was working at a company called. I capital network. He and i were hanging out. We started working out some side projects and stuff eventually move into together and we're working on some projects on the side. We have this app called truck dr. It's like seamless for food. Trucks literally. Wet nowhere so you probably haven't heard of it and he eventually needed to get another job and so he was like i gotta go work at this place called fedora. At the time teachable was called fedora and going back to my original point. You need money to live in new york city so i also needed a job and so i was trying to raise money for the dev bootcamp cohort. It was about fifteen grant at the time. Tuition which i didn't have in so thankfully through noah is able to get a job at teachable and at the time i was doing stuff like working our Marketing site was building that out. I was interacting with customers as customer support. I was doing stuff like we partnered with this one content creator who had an e book and i was sending out e books to people manually so it was through a buddy noah. I kind of transitioned from technical recruiting into studying for boot camp to not going to boot camp been said getting a job instead was kind of how i ended up teachable. Well i actually didn't know the part about having your job broken and all of that. So oh wow. That's actually sounds really scary but you you said during those six weeks off you had a take you. You started looking into programming. Oh yeah because again like by. It wasn't wired shut but it was like rubber. Banded shot like couldn't eat solid food for a couple of weeks and now it's just like this is so much better than waking up at like five thirty to go into the office and have to wear a suit and be clean-shaven to spam message people about like jobs in rural north carolina like it would just that realization like i prefer having my job broken to doing my job. I probably need to make a career change. Because that's a very skewed.
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"During the rio twenty sixteen games when she played a miracle diving shot around the table and her group game against turkey's kubrick korkut who she went onto defeat and the gold medal match. She is seriously one to watch table tennis. And i'd say don't counter out for another miracle diving shot. We'd love to see yet. Lindsey just a quick shoutout to shay. Graham australian wheelchair rugby players so she is one of the few women that we will see a competing alongside the men in wheelchair rugby because while it is mixed gender most of the teams are all men. It's very rare for a woman to be in there she. I don't know much about her. Once again researching is hard. But i do know that. She works as a librarian at night. So she is a trail-blazing gender. Glass ceiling shattering wheelchair rugby player day. And then a librarian who loves harry potter by night. She's thirty four years old. This will be her paralympic debut. And i think it's cool to see these women competant as physical sport like alongside guys like you. Just don't get to see that enough If any romance novelists are listening. I would really like a romance novel based on her. Thank you very much. Well i mean. I would just like to say friday night. Lights had a hole wheelchair rugby a story line. If you don't remember maybe that's what you will do next. Jessica is not that. Yeah i mean hello speaking of romance one. Half of my favorite couple hunter. Woodall is competing at the paralympic games. Obviously his girlfriend tar davis just competed at the olympics in long jump. And i will say this if you haven't done it yet. Go watch their youtube channel please. They are ridiculously mira wraps up. But i do want to bring you to cuba and talk about omara. Durand who is also known as queen of speed. Why you ask. That's because she has literally literally never lost the international competition time serious goals for days golds at the paralympic games at the world championships at the paramount games. You might have remembered in rio. She did the triple gold medal in the t twelve classification in the one hundred two hundred and four hundred meters. That's yes olympic gold hat trick when she started to compete. She competed at t thirteen level She took some time off to have a baby. She has a daughter. She came back from maternity leave but her sight deteriorated worse during her pregnancy. So she actually moved classifications to a t. Twelve which is for more intense visual impairment. And that's where she did her triple gold medal in rio She has not only got those goals but she's done it in record breaking fashion seriously when she first came back from maternity. Leave at the tokyo games. She clocked eleven point. Six five seconds in the rain during heats when two months later at world championships in doha she broke four world records. She broke a world record in each of her events and then lowered her world record to eleven point. Four seconds to win gold in the hundred meters so three gold medals at doha. Four world record breakings in the paralympic games. She broke records in the two hundred. Each time she ran..
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"British health authorities are aiming to vaccinate fifteen thousand people at London's Twickenham rugby stadium on Monday this part of the race to contain a fall spreading corona virus variants the walk in vaccination center at Twickenham home of England's national rugby team is offering first jobs without an appointment two people from north west London a hot spot for the very end health officials in the north west England town of Bolton wishes had the highest rates of the new variant sake infections are starting to pull off to a master stink and search box nation campaign that the variant first identified in India accounts for a majority of new cases in Britain which is seeing a rise in infections after weeks of decline Charles Taylor this month London
Sport Unites for Social Media Boycott Against Online Abuse
"Social media is spreading. Now the sport's governing body is joining all the players and clubs who have decided to stay off these platforms to protest online racist abuse. English cricket and rugby clubs of sign on so of the organizers of the Wimbledon tennis. Turk it tournament. Paul Phyllis in racist abuse online is not new, but it gives a little more context about why they're making this move right now. Yes. So, basically, I think what's happened Is that because of Cove it on because basically, I mean, look football players they used to being shouted out on the touchline zones on the Saturday afternoon that hasn't happened for a long time on a lot of the abuse has basically moved online. There's been a massive increase and a lot of it sadly. Is racist on day. Players have just had enough. And I think that what began, as you say, is the kind of football clubs doing it has now been joined by rugby and cricket. Andre Formula One have been talking about doing it, and I think what we're basically seeing here is the frustration of social media companies. Just don't move fast enough on things that impact people's lives when it comes to online abuse, and and the you know, I was listening to Terry on Rio's a former French international football player today, saying, Look when it's issues of copyright, or things that are gonna cost people money. They move fast when it's not about money, but how it impacts on people's lives and reputations. They take too long, and I think that's the thing they want. Social Media companies toe act a little bit more like a newsroom and react to things quickly, rather than Allowing things that just drag on until this such a powerful backlash that something gets done. And, you know, people have had enough. And I think you know the UK has tried to do with racism on the terraces. While the terrorists is our empty they're trying to do with racism online. Well, David McGoldrick plays for Sheffield
Concussion in sport: Saliva test is 94% accurate in rugby union trial
"Good news here. Add that to us. There is a new test out there and this is not covert related. But there is a new saliva test that could actually determine if you have had a concussion or not. On. It would be a rapid immediate test that could be used in sports of predominantly this is happening in the U. K. And what they did is they took a look at rugby players. And they took all the saliva samples and then compare them to those who had been Concussed those who had been diagnosed with a concussion. And they noticed this marker in the saliva. In. It is 94% accurate to determine if you have had a concussion or not, And so it's going to make its way. Hopefully here soon onto the sidelines of football games and soccer matches and hockey games and things of that nature. A knopper to nitty now for folks to be able to determine. Hey, man, I like, you know, you just got to take this one saliva test and
Queen Elizabeth II's Granddaughter Zara Tindall Gives Birth to Baby
"Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter, Zara has welcomed the latest royal baby. Oh, giving birth at home on the bathroom floor. Uh, the baby boy weighed £8.4 ounces. Um, I love what her husband says No, he arrived very quickly didn't make it to the hospital on the bathroom floor that Lucas is dad, His name's Lucas. By the way, he's Ah rugby star in English rugby star named Mike Tindall and he said, Fortunately, his wife's friend was there to help. And they're midwife made it to the house just in time for the delivery. Be scary. She drove up just as we had assumed the position in the second midwife arrived just after the head
Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter Zara has third child at home
"Elizabeth the second granddaughter, Zara Tindall that her husband, the former rugby player, Mike Tindall, are celebrating the birth of their child. Their third child represented for the couple said Wednesday that Lucas Phillips Tindle was born at home on the bathroom floor hoops Sunday. Only the mark after the couple was unable to get to the hospital in time. So near the Thelma. His middle name is an honor of both Mike Tindall's father as well. A zit Zara's grandfather, Prince Philip, by the way. He is 22nd in line for the throne.
Tokyo 2020 president sparks backlash after suggesting women talk too much in meetings
"The Tokyo Olympic Committee along with the IOC of issue their first of four playbooks of navigating through the games in a pandemic and a lot of attention being paid to the head of the Tokyo Olympic Committee, former prime minister Yoshiro Mori getting a social media backlash for saying on live stream on the issue of adding more women to the Olympic Committee that quote he had found the Japan Rugby Football Board meetings took twice as long after number of women participants were increased, He says women are highly competitive and if one speaks Then others also feel they must do so
10 Trivia Questions on National Sports
"Today's episode is about national sports. Give you a country. You tell me the national sport for that country and we're gonna jump into those ten national sports and ten countries right now. Here we go all right here. We go with national sports trivia. Here's question number one japan. What is the national sport of japan number one and number two in cuba. What is the national sport of cuba number three scotland. What is the national sport of scotland. Number four were looking for canada in the summer. What is the national sport of canada in the summer and number five jamaica. What is the national sport of jamaica and number six lithuania number. Six lithuania number. Seven iceland number seven iceland number eight fiji. What is the national sport of fiji number eight number. Nine south korea number nine south korea and number ten england has four national sports cricket football. That's soccer and rugby and what fourth sport england has four national sports cricket football rugby. And what those are all your questions for national sports. We'll be right back in just a second to check your answers and see how you did. We are back with the answers to national sports. I gave you the country. You tell me the sport. What do you think it was here was number one. Japan was sumo wrestling number one. The national sport of japan is none other than sumo wrestling number two. The national sport of cuba is baseball. baseball number. Three scotland is golf. Great robin williams. Bit about how golf was invented number. Three scotland and gulf number. Four candidate in the summer is lacrosse lacrosse. Shout out to my friend. Nick caputo was a master lacrosse player and just had a bunch of shirts made with his design for lacrosse. T shirt company number. Five jamaica is cricket. Cricket is the national sport of jamaica and number six. Lithuania is basketball. Lot of lithuanian basketball players out there number. Six number. seven ice lind is handball. I would not have guessed that. I would have probably guessed hockey myself. But it is handball for iceland number. Eight fiji is rugby rugby for fiji and number nine south korea. Taekwondo taekwondo in south korea and number ten england has four national sports cricket. Football rugby and tennis. Tennis was the fourth sport their tennis. There you have ten countries ten national sports. Now you know here is your fact of the day. One more thing to learn. Today the odds of getting a royal flush are exactly one in six hundred forty nine thousand seven hundred forty there. It is the odds of getting a royal flush are exactly one in six hundred and forty nine thousand seven hundred and forty.
Why Australia just changed one word in its national anthem
"New call to tweak Australia's national anthem. More on that from CBS is Debra Rodriguez. Weeks after high school student Olivia Fox sang the national anthem in the indigenous Yara language at a rugby match. She may have to learn a new version in a Sydney Morning Herald op Ed Prime Minister Scott Morrison proposes changing the song by one word. In the first line for we are young and free would become for we are one and free to recognize Australia's indigenous history. The move is already gaining support across political parties. Deborah Rodriguez CBS News the song Advance Australia Fair was written back in 18 78 became a national anthem in 1984 replacing God Save the Queen.
New School: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine
"Our story today is new. School was the first day at rogers new school as he waited for the bus he began to feel nervous rouge all kinds of things. He thought about the new friends he would meet. He thought about the new things he would learn this year. Then he took a deep dragon breath in doubt and slowed his running thoughts. He knew that staying present would help him through this exciting day so rosh took another deep breath in and out and then he took one more deep breath in and out feeling calm. The bus pulled up and rosh stepped on not sure where to set so that down quickly in the front seat maybe on the way home he would know who to sit by. Raj smiled at the kids across the aisle from him. Then they smiled back. That wasn't too bad. rash thought. The bus stopped again and again. Most of the kids got on knotted. Hello dhiraj and then walked back further on the bus then it one bus stop. Two boys stepped on high. One boy. said haven't seen you around before. I'm owing and this is andy. I'm rush rise replied. I just moved here great. We'll show you around. Do you mind if i sit here. Rosh shook his head known owen. Set next arrive. Andy sat in the seat behind them. The three boys chat at the rest of the way to school when the bus stopped. Andy said okay. Follow us. we'll show you what to do. The boys showed rosh where to put his backpack and where they waited in the morning while they waited. They found out that they all had the same teacher. The bell rang and it was time to go to their classroom since they were all in the same classroom. It was easy for andy owen to show rash where to go as they reached the classroom their teacher. Mr smith said welcome everyone. I'm your teacher. Mr smith look on the tables for your name and sit down in the chair next to it if you need help. Raise your hand. And i'll help you the class. Busily zipped around the room looking for their names soon everyone had found their own spot. With only a couple confusions there happened to be two inns in the class. So once the to ian found their spots mr smith went on to show everyone where all of the supplies would go step by step. Eventually everything was put away then. Mr smith got moving with the game. Afterwards it was back to explanations of the classroom team. Mr smith was very kind and assured everyone that soon it would be easy to remember everything until it was easy. He was there to help. The class seemed very friendly as well and roj began to feel more and more comfortable before long. It was time for lunch and recess. Owen and andy invited rush to sit with them. The three boys sat down at lunch finance. They finished andy said so. What would you like to do at recess. I usually play. football rash. said that sounds like fun. And said i'll get the ball. Andy said owen and roj found a spot to play football and andy grabbed the ball he brought over a brown oval ball and rash felt confused. I think that is a rugby ball. A football is black and white Puzzled that sounds more like a soccer ball. Why don't you come pick the ball that you mean owen suggested okay. Rush said in picked out around ball with black and white pentagon's. That's a soccer ball. Andy he said oh we call it football because you're only allowed to use your feet to touch it rosh replied
From Rugby In Australia To Football In Philadelphia
"Bo. When we're watching games, we sometimes forget to pay attention to the offense of Lineman, but you wrote about a play against the Ravens recently where Jordan my Lada really put himself into the center of the action. Can you take us through what happened on that play? It was sort of a typical zone read up the Eagles thirty yard. Carson wentz is in the shotgun and he has the decision as to whether to hand off the Mile Sanders or hold the ball and run himself. So that's what he does. wets keeps it on a read option he'll get out to the thirty five hour live Paul, loose ball, the ravens every covered it, and he fumbles the ball. The ball POPs out and a ravens defender picks it up the Safety Chuck Clark an se starts to run from out of nowhere comes Jordan, my Lana, this six, foot, eight, three, hundred, forty, five, pound guy probably even heavier than that, and it is as if he is. Taking over all of his training from his youth he just attacks Chuck Clark like launches into the air and in the same motion swings his left arm around and pinpoints punches the ball out, and it just shoots into the air and it ends up landing at a balance. So the Ravens keep the ball anyway but to see a left tackle do something. So athletic was definitely eye opening. Jordan. My Lada is a powerhouse in front of the microphone as well. where. Does MY PASSION FOR MUSIC COMING FROM? So he says it like everything else in his life I sort of comes from his family, a big family and Kiss. One Gill he ever cut new family I and everything that I am staying. Going I, get it from my family. So He is the child of two Simone immigrants they grew up. He was the fourth of five children in a suburb of Sydney called Bankstown and he says, you know everybody in Samoan Culture is talented in music in some way, and so he is very good on guitar. And it's true like he's got a really beautiful. You know he was never despite how big he would get. He was never sort of the biggest kid growing up but around great seven as he calls it, he starts just shooting up and it never stops and this was a very sports friendly family, but rugby league was their passion. So He's playing rugby league and all of a sudden you know it looks like he's sort of the Danny Monteverde of what's going on in Rugby League Heavy like this guy. Check his Team. Running jerk. Everybody's asking for his birth certificate like there's no way. This guy can be fourteen years old fifteen years old and this becomes the running joke. Every time he's playing with his team. We fast forward a couple of years. He's seventeen years old. He's on his rise as a rugby player. There's this scary moment one day at practice. Take us through what happened. He's playing four I guess what amounts to the youth team or the be level team the practice squad sort of for his local rugby league team in Bankstown and he collapses one day. And everybody's sort of just chalked it up to you know this guy's too big too unfit, and then a couple of weeks later it happens again and they sent him straight to the hospital and immediately you know the doctors are like we need to get you in for emergency surgery. There's an issue with his heart. And over the course of about a year and a half, he ends up having to separate heart surgeries where he has a hard abrasion and both the upper and lower chamber of his heart and at that point, the idea of even continuing to play sports he thought that that was probably over. Once the second surgery was over the doctors said, he was totally fine. He was ready to go. You know once he was recovered from that. So shortly thereafter, he gets back into playing rugby league and he's sort of on the rise. But at the same time, he has to work a part time job he's doing. Jobs. So he's starting to get a little bit frustrated and a agents toss out. The idea of would you be interested in trying different sport trying to play in the NFL his agents send his highlight video to the international pathway program for the NFL and the NFL has this program where every year about four to six or seven players from around the world are given the opportunity to work out for NFL teams and it up to La when they were. When I? I. Didn't know this for. A week in La, that's when I really like. Fine Tree and What I WANNA do the hurdle from there is he has to convince his family and his family is not about it at all and as Jordan describes it, in Samoan Culture what the elders say go. So it's basically the end of the conversation
Washington, DC's pro rugby team Old Glory DC moving to Loudoun County
Loved Labours won: landslide in New Zealand
"This weekend New Zealand's Labour Party swept to a fairy-tale victory stunned. Prime Minister. Justin. The are dern beamed as a rapturous crowd applauded beginning her speech with a thankful molly reading. In. In tongue it Athena what? dern promised a big tent kind of administration. For every New Zealand has never been so important more than it has been now. We living in an increasingly polarized world a place where more and more people have lost the ability to see one. Another's point of view having come in for criticism during the campaign on failing to address housing shortages and poverty. She acknowledged there were difficulties ahead. Over the next three years. There is much to do. We will build back better from the covert crisis. Stronger. With an answer to the mini challenges New Zealand. Already faced. Challenges or no the scale of the win came as a surprise even to her supporters. The easiest way of describing is that it was unparalleled in modern history. I wonder why it had Austrailia and correspondent say the Labor Party which has just endured dance policy one, forty, nine percent of the and that was compared to nearly twenty seven percent for the main opposition, which is called the national policy, which is conservative that is the best result Labor's result for any policy since the fifties and it gives it a majority of seats in parliament, and that is the first time that any he's been. Able to govern on its own underneath. Zealand. System of proportional representation which has been in place since one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty, they were winning in both provincial rural conservative strongholds, ondon rich city areas, and to give sense New Zealanders vote for both the preferred party and an MP on their ballots and labor top the preferred party votes in sixty eight of its seventy constituencies really astounding result for them and what was the the campaign like De Campaign was focused on pretty much only one subject which was the government's response to the coronavirus. It was really a referendum on how the government and I think in voters is particularly prime minister has responded to the virus that response was to shut down the borders, I to China, and then to the rest of the world and then to rally support. For, what was a very, very strict lockdown in New Zealand at the beginning of the pandemic and say, Bara brief surges pretty much. Succeeded I. Need Twenty Five people have died and that was really what the campaign focus on the fact that life has been able to return and roughly to normal people are eating out people cramming into restaurants and their normal numbers. Forty six thousand people watching rugby match against Australia, this weekend. So the campaign was very much focused on that response and the opposition kind of found it quite difficult. See Find Ground on which to oppose the government, and so the scale of that result then is just a reflection of how satisfied everyone has been with the response to the pandemic. That is the singular issue of its left remembering that before the pandemic hits. Labor a was looking the polls. The suggesting that Labor was on track to lose. This election would have been a one term government, which is not very common in New Zealand central a being. Overseas particularly, for the way that she responded to the Christ church terrorist attacks, they were much last year when these two mosques were attacked by a white supremacist and she was obviously hailed. The way she united New Zealand does after that and staunchly defended immigrants but adulation wasn't really reflected back at home until the pandemic has. So was this a vote for her or a vote for the Party and it's I think it's got to be with her and not a great deal to do with the Party and its policies. So it was a campaign that was thin on policy on both sides update from national and Labour but I think it was a set of referendum on the prime minister's response. To the coronavirus even historisches appointment submit that she's a very gifted communicator particularly in times of crisis and young people particularly look to her. She has a kind of unpretentious approachability that I think that a lot of Kiwis light and political analysts in New Zealand will say that it's very much a politics of personality though she wasn't always popular home as she was overseas. I, think that Kiwis do derive a kind of sense of pride from hug label standing as well. So in a way that has served her well at home. Speaking to damage he said that her brilliant lies in the way she plays into their sense of exceptionalism. In key, we always liked to think that set apart by more than their geography and they punch above that waits. But what about apart from the personality and crisis management and so on. What about sort of kitchen table politics? This is. Just. On the Labor government comes in for a lot of criticism because when she came to power in two thousand seventeen. Labor was making a lot of very lofty promises to do things like reduce child poverty it was going to end homelessness in New Zealand. It was going to build one hundred thousand affordable houses in ten years. Of generally make New Zealand to Faira Besser country and it's pretty much failed to deliver on every single one of those things. The Prime Minister's critics point out that almost counts of poverty and social inequality museum and actually heading quits. Houses are increasing at the moment in New Zealand increasing through the crisis. So this is a big big criticism of her detractors that she is a great at moving motivational speeches, but quite a poor Administra- certain hasn't actually got much done. So that might explain why this time around the world kind of such lofty promises it was rather more timid. But. She's still got a strong base of support is on the left who are GonNa be expecting her to do a lot more particularly now she's not in. She's she's not having to form a coalition particularly now that she can govern on her own and so to your mind the the big difference then between the first term and this coming second term is that she that Labour will be governing alone. Is the big difference with governing Elaine comes a lot more responsibility. There is still a chance that Labor form some kind of coalition with the Greens will they. They don't need. Them might be handy have degrees inside the government say they're not handling the sidelines said that could either be a formal coalition or a more informal arrangement in which the Greens folks with Labor early onset issues. So a much stronger position on a lot more pressure within this time around. But what about fulfilling all those promises in light of the economic situation? I mean new. Zealand certainly must have suffered economically from the pandemic if not quite so much as elsewhere in terms of the human cost, it is in a recession. Now the economy is going to contract by about six percent. This year unemployment is rising the wage subsidy that is coming off. So Wild New Zealand has done very well at keeping the virus out there going to be lots more questions about what that has caused it, and how it is going to drive a recovery how it's going to get out of that mess. The Prime Minister says that there is a plan for recovery which includes things like building lots of roads but to her pregnancy looks quite incremental. They out there in no big plans for tax reform for example of just third some income tax hikes. But only on the talk to percent of workers say theoretically might think that with such strong majority, they pressure more radical agenda but there are many people in New Zealand see that. So to be so popular, you've got to be fairly uncontroversial owner. Thank you very much for joining us. Thanks, Jason.